The city of Osage Beach has a new Ward 2 alderman.

The city of Osage Beach has a new Ward 2 alderman.

Michelle Myler, a resident of Spindrifter Court, was sworn into office in a special board of aldermen meeting Thursday night. She fills the vacant seat previously held by Lois Farmer who resigned recently to relocate closer to her family in Illinois.

Myler was recommended for the seat by Mayor Penny Lyons and was approved unanimously by the board. Lyons said she received five applications for the seat. Myler will serve the balance of Farmer’s term, which expires in April 2014.

Myler and her husband moved to the lake eight years ago. She has served on the Camden County Library Board and also most recently as a member of the Osage Beach Planning and Zoning Commission.

Regular meeting

After a short recess, the board convened its regular meeting with Myler taking her seat on the diocese.

The board authorized the mayor to sign a block grand agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission that provides funding for the purchase of property near Grand Glaize Airport. The grant is not to exceed $289,496 for project costs and land and easement acquisition. The city’s share of the project will be $15,237, or 5 percent of the eligible project costs.

The board also approved a contract with Cooper Siteworks, Inc., of Lake Ozark, in the amount of $33,573.06 for Passover Road/Mill Road intersection improvements.

Passover Road improvements were completed more than a year ago, and since then a homeowner has been unable to access his property with his motor home. The project will fix that problem.

Other bids were: $46,522 by Travis Hodge Hauling, LLC, of Lake Ozark; and $47,430.60 by Stockman Construction Corp., of Jefferson City.

Engineer’s estimate was $26,940.

Other business

•The board learned that MoDOT would reimburse the city for the city’s purchase of Dragon House Buffet, which was necessary to help clear the Runway Protection Zone (RPZ) for Grand Glaize Airport.

•The board learned that FEMA was to visit with city officials last Friday to discuss damage at the City Park and what public assistance might be available.